Völkischer Beobachter Digitised

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  3. HA96

    HA96 Member


    Danke. Wunderbar.
    What great source of information.

  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Having been through a few dozen; not unlike 'normal' newspapers I'm finding the adverts interesting, and how they tail off.

    I like the instructions on operating a Panzefaust in one of the last issues.
    Encouraging lunacy to the bitterest end.
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  5. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The trials and tribulations of the path of the VB which began as the Munchener Beobachter which started as a weekly gossip sheet engaged in scandal mongering.

    Always in debt and a candidate for closure,in 1932 Schleicher,the last Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, came to Hitler's aid and declared that the Reichswehr would meet the huge debts of the NSDAP along with the payroll and production costs of the VB.

    Hitler repaid Schleicher's generosity in the Blood Purge of June 1934....the Night of the Long Knives.Hitler reflecting how Schleicher had tried to contain the NSDAP using the Reichswehr and Trade Unions and convinced that Schleicher was involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the regime,Schleicher and his wife were slain on the night of 30 June 1934.A report back to Hitler reported the death of the pair as the result of self defence.

    I suppose an account of the Blood Purge would have been a outstanding feature of the VB at the time.....the adverts should be interesting to ascertain the political environment as the adverts do in the English version of the Signal.

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